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On eve of White House summit, hundreds rally to demand reform

Date: 
02/24/2010

300 local business owners, union members, families and activists gathered at the Chicago Temple on the eve of the President Obama’s White House Health Care Summit. 

No More Excuses! Health Care Reform Now!

Date: 
02/16/2010

Over 150 local business owners and families gathered in front of Aetna Insurance headquarters to protest their announcement to drop another 650,000 clients “to meet profit expectations.”  They discussed how that impacts the health of Illinois families and the Illinois economy, and publicized the release of an HCAN report, Health Insurers Break Profit Records as 2.7 Million Lose Their Insurance.

VIDEO: No more excuses! Thousands die while Congress delays

Date: 
02/16/2010
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HCAN, the Illinois Main Street Alliance, and Citizen Action/Illinois rallied in front of Aetna to call attention to the insurers announcement that they will drop another 650,000 policy holders to "meet profit expectations."

Chicago Rallies to Tell Congress: It's Time to Deliver on Health Care

Date: 
01/26/2010

Over 100 people gathered in Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago to tell Congress to finish health care right and finish it now. Despite temperatures in the single digits and a strong Lake Michigan breeze, enthusiastic leaders chanted and laughed and committed to getting the job done. HCAN leaders Reverend Larry Greenfield, William McNary (Co-Director, Citizen Action/Illinois), and David Kagan (Illinois Mainstreet Alliance) joined a representative from Senator Burris’ office and two MoveOn Illinois leaders on stage to remind the crowd why we need to keep fighting and how we will win.

Analysis: Illinois Needs Health Insurance Reform

Date: 
11/25/2009

Currently, 1.8 million Illinoisans do not have health insurance, and if nothing is done, this will increase to 2.3 million by 2019.

See attached report for more information.